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July 2019
Members
Newsletter

16th aniv30016th
Birthday Celebrations

 

Hi Bear Club Members,

R0010173It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since we cut the ribbon at the opening of our “new” Teddy Store.
This was a very special day for Jan and I, being avid collectors for most of our lives we decided to turn our passion for collecting Teddy Bears into a new business direction and close our Sleep Doctor Store in Penrith which we had run for the the previous 24 years, 14 of these in Penrith and the other 10 in Springwood.

This was a major change of both our business and personal lifestyle but we wanted to create a very different way of marketing teddies and plush animals while lifting Australia’s awareness of the joy of Teddy Bear Collecting.
So building a huge new showroom on the site of the old Bridgestone tyre service gave us a great place to indulge our hobby whilst sharing our passion and knowledge of collecting bears with Australia and the world

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leticia1We had the pleasure of having a special guest cut the ribbon for the opening, world renown Australian Teddy Bear Artist Lexie Haworth also became our first Bear Artist making several exclusive editions of “Nana Bears” for us as well as a steady supply of amazing “One of a Kind” teddies over the past 16 years.
Lexie has made a special 1/1 bear named Leticia to mark this occasion which we are offering as a “Buyers Prize” that all members making any purchase this month will get an entry in the draw to WIN this special bear valued at $329

If you have not had the chance to make a visit to our mega store then add this to your must do list as it is beautiful experience, the whole concept of Australia’s only purpose built cottage for the display and marketing of Teddy Bears and plush toys came together so well that it even exceeded the high expectations of its designers.

From the moment you drive into the large off  street parking area and see Nana’s Teddies new sandstone block facaded  cottage you will know you are in for an unique experience, cross the  cobbled porch under the federation style bull nosed veranda and enter 310 square metres of luxurious air conditioned show room.
Just  standing in the entry and being greeted by more than 15,000 Teddy Bears  and their cuddly friends will take you back to the memories your  childhood.

BIG CELEBRATION SALE
To mark this amazing milestone of 16 years in our new chosen industry we are having a special 16th Birthday Promotion with an extra 16% discount on top of your regular 5% members discount for a big 21% total discount off almost everything currently in stock, simply add the items you would like to the inquiry cart, use the code HAPPY 16TH in the promotional code box and we will get back to you promptly with your discounted total and combined postage cost.

PLUS a chance to WIN a Lexie Haworth original Artist Bear valued at $329

*** Offer excludes already discounted products, Pre-orders, Laybyes and Isabelle Collection
Isabelle Collection is at your regular 5% members discount PLUS an entry in the prize draw
Offer ends 31st July 2019

 

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PLUS a chance to WIN a Lexie Haworth original Artist Bear valued at $329

circle_news_md_whtcircle_news_md_whtLOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!

HANSA IS A WINNER
Many Bear Collectors also like to mix some animals into their hugs particularly if they are outstandingly cute and cuddly.
The new Hansa Realistic Collection ticks all the boxes with some of the most amazing and life like bears and animals we have ever seen.
Our range started out quite small but is growing each month as we clear older designs to make room for them, we would like eventually to stock most of their great creations and with over 7000 designs available we have plenty to choose from
New designs arriving monthly - Click this link to see all our current Hansa Bears & Animals

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The Hansa Legacy
possHansa has created more than 7,000 realistic animal reproductions all finely crafted and hand sculptured.

The Hansa Creations are anatomically scaled from small size to actual life size like the 5 metre (16 foot) fall Giraffe.

Hansa's Creation philosophy is that Conservation + Education = Preservation
This is reflected in every part of Hansa's operations.

The materials are carefully designed and tested to comply with every safety standard around the world.
Every sculptured creation is filled with fibre made from recycled PE bottles thus conserving our natural resources.

Hansa Creation conducts Educational Tours for students to learn about the habitat and behaviour of the animals as well as the danger they face if this generation does not act responsibly on matters of animal protection, consider the effects of global warming and the irresponsible destruction of forests - the homes of our animals.

Working together with Museums, Conservation Organizations and Educational Institutions makes Hansa Creation unique

The Hansa management and artisans are proud to realize their ambitions to educate our generation of the importance of caring for fauna and flora around us.
A legacy we must leave behind for generations to follow.

To learn more about Hansa's interesting Animal World go to... www.hansacreation.com

IMG_0349SUNRISE AT NANA’S TEDDIES

We were very excited to have a special visit from the Channel 7 Sunrise program last month, they had heard that we were helping to promote the launch of the new Paddington Bear book series, we covered this news in our May Newsletter.

So bright and early on Monday the 3rd of June Jan, Troy and I arrived at the shop well before opening time to ensure all our mischievous teddies and their animal pals were not up to any shenanigans and to inform them of Edwina Bartholomew’s visit with a camera crew to do a feature on them and our teddy business for the morning news.

Well all the bears behaved and displayed their very best manners while Eddie interviewed Jan and I about how, why IMG_0342and when we got involved in teddy bears.

It was quite a bit of fun, Jan as usual had a great time and is no novice when it comes to this sort of thing, their is nothing she likes more than sharing her love of all things “Teddy” especially in front of a camera.

The filming took around three hours which would eventually be edited down to approximately 5 minutes of air time which was seen on Sunrise at 8.55 on Friday the 7th June, for those who missed it here is a link to the Sunrise website where you can see us with Eddie and lots of very excited teddies.

I am pleased to able to report that the teddies did indeed behave themselves and none got up to any pranks that caused embarrassment to us or the Sunrise crew.

ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN

12606-3_03Hermann have created a wonderful Teddy to commemorate the 50th anniversary one of mankind's greatest achievements.
On July 21st 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the moon.
When he set foot on the moon's surface, Neil Armstrong said his famous quote......
“That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

This handsome teddy is five-way jointed handmade from mohair with felt paw pads. 
He has a hand-stitched nose, sculpted muzzle and a growler.
His suit has an embroidered US flag patch on his arm as well as the date of the landing embroidered on his chest.
In addition, he comes with a flag that has the quote in both English & German.

Only 50 have been made in this very limited edition so be quick to secure your piece of history in this very collectible bear. Click here for more info and if you wish to adopt him you will get our special 16th Birthday Discount if you use the promo code HAPPY 16th


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AN'S DECORATING & DISPLAY TIPS
DSCN0365Members have responded well to Jan’s monthly tips on different and interesting ways to display their bears particularly when they are very short on space.

Jan is always happy to share her ideas and this gave me the inspiration for this segment in our newsletter, so each month now I will continue to feature another idea or two that you may enjoy.

A little creativity and patience can result in some amazing displays that can be achieved in very small spaces.

This month she has used a couple of items that would be found in most homes, in the top picture a cocktail glass is used to create a raised level and support for a small bear in this display, selecting various sizes and colours then grouping them in a nice tight “hug” allows a number of bears and animals to be shown off in a space that normally would only have one or maybe two bears displayed.
DSCN0371Don’t be afraid to push them close together as they do like to cuddle up but make sure to show them on different angles to get the best appeal from all viewing angles.

Using a contrasting cloth fixed to the wall with a little Blue Tack will make and interesting “frame” for your display and in the case of a light colored bear on a light colored wall will stop them from disappearing into the background

In the lower picture Jan has used the glass again but instead of a large bear in the center of the display she has used one of her teddy encyclopedia books, at a quick glance he looks like a real bear, this tip is especially useful if you only have a narrow shelf as it gives the illusion of a much larger bear in the display.

 

Do you have an interesting or unusual display that you would like to share with our members?
Please email your pics to bears@teddys.com.au and I will feature some of them in future newsletters.
We will also create a special gallery of them on our website and when we have enough to make it really interesting we will  have our members vote on them and award some special prizes to the most popular displays.

REMEMBER!
YOU CAN NAME YOUR OWN BEAR

Settler Bears a new breedname your ownThe very popular Settler Bears have been leaders in naming bears for many  years but once a name had been used it was then retired to avoid  confusion with stockists when they are re-ordering them.

Often the name you want on your bear for that special person is not available but rejoice for we have finally come up with a simple system where you  can select ANY bear from the Settler Bears range and have its name tag  changed to whatever you like.

This means that you get the bear in the size, style and price range that you want and get ANY name you like on the bear

We do this on an official Settler Bear name tag that is attached to it’s  ear in the same way the original factory tag was fitted and the other  great surprise is that there is no extra cost for this extra service, we do this for you FREE of Charge

See all available Settler Bears designs in our online catalogue

 

woodend1CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE

Most 2nd quarter designs have arrived
With Charlie Bears new system of splitting the years release into 4 quarters for production now having run reasonably smoothly for almost a year we are getting most designs when we expect them, most of the 2nd quarter designs have arrived and we are now starting to see some of the 3rd quarter as well .

One really cute little sweetheart is Woodend pictured here, she is named after the town in Victoria where the Charlie Bears Cubhouse distribution centre is located

The plush bears that have recently arrived are

Candice - Boynton - JJ
Lanson - Pearl - Victor
Woodend - Bamse - Clock Lion
Adelaide - Lil’ Red Chicken
Patty Bull - Sarge Ant - Jean
Big Ron & Little Ron
Aunty B - Yin Panda

 

souffleISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
Only a couple of the Mohair Isabelle designs have arrived this month, most were all pre-ordered so they have been shipped straight out to members with very little being left to go into stock, this highlights the importance of pre-ordering the ones you really like as most limited editions are now selling out before they arrive.
We do have very limited quantities of the following designs still available if you are quick

Fairy Godmother - Souffle
Little John Elephant
Latte - Macchiato - Cappuccino

If you have pre-orders not appearing on this list please do not harass us about when they are coming as we do not know, we will advise you as soon as we get any information.

If you wish to look at any of the now hundreds of amazing designs currently available you can see them all in the following Charlie Bear categories...

 

 We now have 7 Charlie Bear Categories
Click these direct links to our catalogue categories

Charlie Bear LogoBEARS - Charlie Bears - Alices Bear Shop
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Mohair - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now

BEARS - Charlie Bears Mohair - Pre-orders
BEARS - Charlie Bears Plush - Pre-orders


THIS MONTHS SUPER SPECIAL

BIG 16th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SALE
To mark this amazing milestone of 16 years in our new chosen industry we are having a special 16th Birthday Promotion with an extra 16% discount on top of your regular 5% members discount for a big 21% total discount off almost everything currently in stock, simply add the items you would like to the inquiry cart, use the code HAPPY 16TH in the promotional code box and we will get back to you promptly with your discounted total and combined postage cost.

PLUS a chance to WIN a Lexie Haworth original Artist Bear valued at $329

*** Offer excludes already discounted products, Pre-orders, Laybyes and Isabelle Collection
Isabelle Collection is at your regular 5% members discount PLUS an entry in the prize draw
Offer ends 31st July 2019

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PLUS

leticia1Every member making any purchase this month will get an entry in the draw to WIN this amazing Lexie Haworth original artist bear valued at $329.00

Leticia is a one of a kind creation and is beautifully presented with antiqued accessories in a display box.

Lexie loves to “age” her designs and spends many hours looking for the perfect accessories to really make her creations stand out, this is part of the reason she is such a popular artist both here and overseas.

Recently she visited the UK and was awarded the Prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the British Teddy Bear Festival in England and also won 1st place in the “Aged Antique Style Bear” section of the festivals competition.

Lexie has been an important part of our extended teddy bear family and our longest standing Bear Artist, having been involved in the opening ceremonies for our st she was excited when approached to be a part of our 16th Birthday celebrations.

Below is a letter from Lexie to you our members which not only shows her excitement at being a part of our history but also highlights her more recent activities and triumphs.

 

markus bear with award.A MESSAGE FROM LEXIE.

I cannot believe that it is sixteen years since I had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the opening of Nana’s Teddies and Toys.
To me it seems like yesterday.
What a happy day it was , with so many happy and enthusiastic teddy bear collectors in attendance.

Dave, Jan and Troy were so proud and of course excited at the prospect of owning Australia's largest Teddy bear and collectibles store.
It has gone on from those beginnings to become world renowned for the amazing and delightful collectibles and toys for sale not only in the shop but also via the website. 
Jan and Dave then began their Collectors club, now with so many members, both in Australia and all over the world.
My labels now feature the phrase ‘Keeping the Teddy Bear Dream alive’.
This so describes what Dave and Jan have been doing for almost twenty years, (They began selling bears before the opening of Nana’s Teddies and Toys showroom at Blaxland).
England trip 2 014Becau se of this they have a very special place in my heart as
a Teddy Bear artist.
They have also suppor ted me as an artist and many of my colleag ues over the years.
This has meant a great deal to me and I am sure I can speak for the others.
It was a joy for me to create a special  Nana bear as a mascot for the store, I believe she is one of the nicest I have made. I have been an artist for twenty five years now, I was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the British teddy Bear Festival in England.
I cannot express what a surprise it was when I received it.
I was overwhelmed and almost lost for words (unusual for me), I had also received the winning award for my aged antique style bear, Markus in the prestigious competition held at the same time. 
I will never forget this amazing evening.
I have had many, many wonderful experiences through my bear making, including an all expenses paid invitation to the 100 year celebrations of Schulte Mohair in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2001.
I have travelled to wonderful places and met so many lovely people, It seems that people who love bears have many great qualities.
They are usually, kind, compassionate, caring and most love all animals as I do, something that is very important to me.
To celebrate this great occasion for Nana’s Teddies and Toys I am donating a special bear, I hope the winner will enjoy owning one of my bears and know that each time they hold him they
will be, ‘KEEPING THE TEDDY BEAR DREAM ALIVE’

BEAR HUGS - LEXIE.

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PADDINGTON BEAR WINNER

The winner of last month's special
“Buy a Paddington Buyers Draw”
was Claire Heatherington of Campbeltown NSW

Claire excitedly told me she now has 19 Paddington Bears in her collection

As well as the 60th anniversary Paddington she purchased she is now the proud owner of the all singing all dancing

Calypso Paddington Bear valued at $89.95

Don’t miss your chance to be a winner this month, if you make any purchase of an instock item by 31st July you will get an entry in the “Buyers Only Draw” for a chance to WIN an original Lexie Haworth Limited Edition valued at $329.00

 

 

 

 

Happy_SmilieHappy_SmilieWill you be a winner in this month’s
$100 members draw?
We have another 4 x $25 Gift Certificates to win

You have to be in it to win it!!!!

Enter this months draw for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher by answering this simple question,

What is the total savings % offered in this month’s 16th Birthday Celebrations?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.

Happy_SmilieHappy_SmilieCongratulations to last months winners
Members Super Draw $25 Gift Certificates winners are
Jackie Gascoine - Harrington Park - NSW
Laurel Wilesmith - Wy Yung - VIC
Colleen Wilkinson - Forster - NSW
Jodie Wilkie - Figtree - NSW

Regards and beary best wishes

Dave.

 

FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED
US RECENTLY I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT EACH MONTH THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON MEMBERS DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS

TEDDIES ON PARADE EVENTS

  • Events are held through out the year as special promotions or important happenings occur, we will always give you advance notice of these special events.
  • Teddies on Parade night events start at 7pm sharp and generally run till around 9pm but this depends on how much fun our members are having.
  • It is essential to RSVP so that we can organise catering and gifts.
  • Our TEDDIES on PARADE nights are young children free events so that you and other members can relax and enjoy the bears and the company.
  • Well behaved teenagers are most welcome to attend.

So when we advertise an event why not mark your diary, RSVP and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.

MEMBERS DISCOUNTS.

bb10068 -  Muppets AnimalFor the benefit of members old and new I would like to clarify the importance of making it known to us when you are ordering that you are in fact a member, if you cant find your number we can look it up on our computer system for you.
As we have now over 33000 customers on our lists it is hard for us to keep track of every ones status so we ask your help in providing your membership number with all inquires and orders, this way we can ensure you get the discounts or specials you are entitled to as a member of our club.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF EVERY NEWSLETTER
just above your name.

  • Your membership entitles you to a minimum of 5% off all regularly priced products that are not already reduced.
  • All prices in our on-line catalogue are our normal retail prices and members discounts will be deducted from these retail prices.
  • Discounts are not available for lay-bys as we incur additional costs in providing lay-by services.
  • Members discount also applies to Pre-orders placed with payment in full at the time of placing your orders.
  • Discounts do not apply to postage costs.
  • Special offers are made to members from time to time at up to 80% off retail, further discounts do not apply to these offers.
  • We always strive to offer our members the best possible value on all our teddy bears and other products, as such we are always happy to match or better any genuine advertised competitors prices. As it is impossible for us to monitor all available offers please bring it to our attention and we will see what we can do.

bottlemail_md_whtCHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Many members are changing their e-mail providers or going to broadband which changes their e-mail addresses.
It is imperative that you advise us of any change in your E-mail address if you wish to continue to receive your newsletters.
We would hate to lose contact with you.

I hope you enjoy this months news and all the additions to our on-line catalogue ranges, please check back frequently for new additions that will be uploaded as they arrive.

Regards and bear hugs from all of us,
Dave, Jan, Troy & the Bears.

 

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